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Nearly 200 New Okla. Laws To Take Effect This Week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahomans who drive drunk or fail to stop for a school bus loading or unloading children will face stiff new penalties beginning on Tuesday.

That is when nearly 200 new Oklahoma laws are scheduled to take effect. The range from changes to the way civil lawsuits are handled, new restrictions on abortion, to criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing the state's overcrowded prison system.

The enhanced penalties for drunken driving and a separate law that imposes tough punishments on reckless drivers both are the result of legislation pushed by constituents who lost loved ones in traffic accidents.

Other new laws include changes to the state's criminal justice system that are designed to reduce the number of inmates in state prisons.

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